Center for Youth Organizations (CENYO)

Center for Youth Organizations (CENYO) is a registered non-government organization established in 2015 for the prime purposes of creating avenues for youth to engage in the following:

i)              To promote gender, environmental, socio-economic, health, educational, political and cultural rights.

ii)            To support youth participation in an ecologically sound, economically viable and socially just development process to improve their lives.

iii)          To advocate collaboration and exchange of experiences with other national or international organizations doing similar work

iv)           To promote on-going study and research, documentation of best practices and knowledge management on ecological conservation work.

As a Knowledge Management Team the organization is dedicated to uphold the premise of “thinking globally, acting locally” of GEF SGP and supports 10 community based organizations to further empower grass root level communities while supporting pro- environmental practices.    

Email : centerforyouth.sl@gmail.com

Knowledge Management and Capacity building for GEF/SGP Operational Phase 05 partners in Sri Lanka.

Tank based biodiversity improvement and protection by South Asia Partnernership(Biodiversity)

Promotion of tourism and biodiversity in Madampavila area by Ambalangoda Development Foundation(Biodiversity)


Wankalei bird sanctuary conservation through community-based eco-tourism by Mannar Eco Friends(Biodiversity)

Conservation of urban wetlands though birds and citizen science-Pilot testing the approach in the Colombo District by Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka(Biodiversity)

Empowering women and enhancing livelihoods through the promotion of alternative energy by Soba Kantha Environment and Community Development Foundation.

Knowledge Management, Networking, Capacity Building and Support to the Monitoring and Evaluation Process of GEF/SGP OP5 Grant Projects by Centre for Youth Organization(Capacity Development)

Agro economic development for the village by Community Resource Protection Centre

Productivity improvement in dry zone degraded agricultural lands of Sri Lanka by Grameeya Sanwardhana Maha Sangamaya

National advocacy for combating wildlife crime and elephant conservation in Sri Lanka by Centre for Eco Cultural Studies

Empowering dry zones small scale farmers to use rain water conservation methods to overcome droughts by Mihimaw Science Foundation.